Step 2: Certifications
1. Secretary of State Certificate of Good Standing (Registration to do business in Missouri)
Your firm must be registered to do business and be in good standing to be eligible to provide professional services.
To obtain a Certificate of Good Standing contact the Secretary of State Office toll free at (866) 223-6535 or visit www.sos.mo.gov.
2. Missouri Division of Professional Registration-Certification of Authority
Your firm must also provide a certificate of authority with the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Professional Landscape Architects.
Licensee Search link: renew.pr.mo.gov/licensee-search.asp.
Certificate of Authority is not required for sole proprietorships or partnerships, its only required if your firm is incorporated or registered as a limited liability company. For sole proprietorships and/or partnerships, individual professional license certificates must be submitted in lieu of the certificate of authority.
The certificate of authority is not required for firms that do work outside the jurisdiction of the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Professional Landscape Architects.